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Dec 28, 2017

Blinds, Woven Wood Shades, Curtains, Plantation Shutters

JOB OF THE WEEK: December 28, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Wood blinds, woven wood shades, drapery, and even a plantation shutter in a Brielle, NJ home.

This Jersey Shore home got a variety of window treatments, and here are some before & after pics (and video) of a few of them: home blinds in a bedroom, woven wood shades in the dining room, and curtains and a plantation shutter in another bedroom. All of these different styles provide great privacy and light-control options, and well as a varied yet unified look throughout the home!

Give us a call at 732-223-6662 and let us find the perfect window fashions for your home!

Rooms in the home featured in this video include:
Bedrooms
Dining room

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window fashion needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out about the other home window blinds and shade options we offer!

*Please note: for many years there has been some concern about safety hazards with corded window treatments such as home blinds. Most of these issues come about from a broken equalizer on the blinds, which leads many people to simply tie the cords to maintain functionality, but in the process that creates a hazard. To help prevent this, we have a video that shows how to easily repair your blinds' equalizer yourself to help you avoid that situation.

Categories Drapery Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Plantation Shutters Privacy Window Treatments Wood Blinds Woven Wood Shades

Nov 30, 2017

Home Blinds & Plantation Shutters in Brick NJ

JOB OF THE WEEK: November 30, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Home Wood Blinds & Plantation Shutters

In this week's edition of JOB OF THE WEEK, we're installing white wood home blinds and plantation shutters in a Brick, New Jersey home. To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!


Wood Blinds for the Bedrooms

Something that's unique about these bedroom windows is that they already had existing treatments on them that the owners wanted to keep. It's easy to forget that layering different types of window treatments is not only okay, it can result in some great looks.

For these windows we went with white wood blinds under the fabric valance in one room, and under the curtains in the other. It's a simple but effective way to freshen up a room and add more privacy options.


Wood blinds in a bedroom.


Wood blinds in a bedroom.

Plantation Shutters for the Bedroom

This bedroom was recently remodeled and still needed some touch-up painting, and we were called in to install white plantation shutters with hidden tilt bars (Invisitilt). It's easy to forget that not only do plantation shutters have louvers that open and close, but they also swing open much like little doors. You can see that in the photo where our Master Installer Drew is putting on the finishing touches.

Plantation Shutters in a bedroom.

Plantation Shutters for the Living Room

Finally, here are before and after photos of plantation shutters in the living room. They provide great privacy and light-control and look great!

Plantation Shutters in a living room.

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 and find out about our large selection of blinds, shades, shutters and other window treatment options, including motorization

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Plantation Shutters Privacy Window Treatments Wood Blinds

Oct 19, 2017

Woven Shades, Nantuckets, Blinds & Shutters

JOB OF THE WEEK: October 19, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Woven Shades, Nantuckets, Blinds & Shutters

Window treatment options are virtually limitless. In this week's JOB OF THE WEEK, we're taking a look at before & after photos of woven wood shades, Nantucket shades, wood blinds, and plantation shutters...all in the same new Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey home. To see individual before & after photos, be sure to check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!


Woven Wood Shades

In the above video, check out these woven wood shades in a living room off the porch, followed by similar wovens on a French door and windows. Check out the texture of those woven weaves! Wovens are a great choice for French doors, and they offer a stylish look with great light-control and view-through...simultaneously!

Nantucket Shades

Nantucket shades are very similar to, though less expensive than, Silhouette shades. For a full breakdown of the differences, see this post. Nantuckets are also a great candidate for motorization...in fact, the shades above the bathtub in the video are automated, and you can see them in action here! These shades give a great and luxurious look to any room.

Wood Blinds

You can't go wrong with wood blinds. Classic, practical and stylish, they work in any room and always look great! In a home such as this, where various elegant window treatments are being used in many of the main rooms, wood blinds are a cost-effective way to dress up less frequently visited rooms!

Plantation Shutters

Another classic window covering, plantation shutters offer great looks, fantastic options for viewing the outside world, and extremely effective light-control. These shutters have an invisible tilt bar (known as Invisitilt) that brings less obstruction to your view and a cleaner look to your window.

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 and find out about our large selection of blinds, shades, shutters and other window treatment options.

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Motorization Nantucket Shades Plantation Shutters Privacy Silhouette Shades Window Treatments Wood Blinds Woven Wood Shades

Oct 12, 2017

Kitchen Roller Shades, Living & Dining Room Blinds

JOB OF THE WEEK: October 12, 2017

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Roller Shades, Faux Wood Blinds, and Wood Blinds

When it comes to window treatments, your options are nearly boundless. In this week's edition of JOB OF THE WEEK, we're going to take a look at before & after photos of roller shades in a kitchen, faux wood blinds in a dining room, and wood blinds in a living room...all in the same Brick, New Jersey home. To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!


Roller Shades for the Kitchen

The before picture of the kitchen shows temporary blinds on the window above the sink (this is an option we offer to our clients if they have no existing window coverings and need some sort of home blinds until our custom window treatments come in for them).

Have a look at the roller shade above the sink in the after photo. It has a great subtle texture and sheerness that makes it perfect for this frequently used area of the kitchen: whether raised or lowered, you won't feel completely "trapped inside" when you're cooking or cleaning dishes, and it looks great too!


Roller shades in a kitchen.

Faux Wood Blinds for the Dining Room

As with the kitchen photo, the before picture of the dining room shows temporary blinds on the window.

Faux wood blinds have a very similar look and feel to actual wood blinds, but at a much lower cost. The slats provide the same amount of privacy and light-control, and the mechanisms work in the same way. They also hold their own very well against heat and moisture, and are made without any harmful chemicals. Faux wood blinds are a great and cost-effective choice for this dining room.

Faux wood blinds in a dining room.

Wood Blinds for the Living Room

As with the previous photos, the before picture of the living room shows temporary blinds on the window.

What can be said about wood blinds? They are one of the most classic and enduring of the hard window coverings. From natural looks to stained or painted ones, they provide a look that's at home in any room. In this living room, they remain unobtrusive, practical and stylish.

Wood blinds in a living room.

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 and find out about our large selection of blinds, shades and other window treatment options.

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Light Control Privacy Roller Shades Window Treatments Wood Blinds

May 16, 2017

Blinds: A Popular Window Treatments Choice

Why are blinds such a popular choice for window treatments?

What exactly are Blinds?

Basically, a window blind is a popular type of window treatment (window covering) that generally consists of several horizontal slats that are held together by cords that can be used to open and close these slats, and raise or lower the slats all at once. Blinds also may come with vertical slats, and some have other mechanisms such as wands or remotes for opening and closing the slats.

The slats are made of a hard material such as wood, faux wood (which is a composite of wood and man-made materials), plastic or metal, and come in a variety of colors, with white generally being the most popular. They are the ideal simple window treatment for any room in the house, inlcuding living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.


White wood blinds in a dining room.


Why Choose Window Blinds?

When someone says "blinds for windows," they may be speaking generically about any number of types of window treatments, but for our purposes here we'll stick to the specific type of blinds we mentioned above as opposed to other window coverings like shades and shutters. 

Home blinds are a classic way to cover your windows for privacy and light control with style. They look great in any room of your home, and with a variety of colors to choose from can match any decor.

With a very simple procedure for opening and closing them, horizontal blinds can let in as little or as much light as you like by adjusting the slats' open & closed positions, as well as by lifting the whole row of slats upward for a nearly complete view out the window. Similarly for vertical blinds, which are a popular choice for sliding glass doors, except that the fully open/closed position is from left to right instead of up & down.

The most popular blinds with our customers are the 2-inch wood blinds, though slightly larger slats are also in demand. Since the faux wood blinds are less expensive while maintaining the look and feel of real wood blinds, we have a lot of requests for them as well. In either case, our window blinds are an affordable solution for any room in any home! 


Stained wood blinds in a bathroom.


Where to Buy Home Blinds

At ASAP Blinds, we offer a wide selection of window blinds from some of the most respected brands in the business, and we custom measure & install on each window for the perfect fit and look. Call us at (732) 223-6662 with any questions you have, and to find out the great options you have for blinds in your home!


Vertical blinds on a sliding glass door.

Categories Home Decor Light Control Privacy Window Treatments Wood Blinds

May 4, 2017

Home Blinds, Woven Wood Shades

JOB OF THE WEEK: May 4, 2017

See your home in a new light!

We start in the kitchen, with two bare windows and one with a temporary shade on it, then fade into the same kitchen shot with beautiful woven wood shades on the two previously empty windows, and a custom wood blind on the other. Next, it's into the dining room with several windows covered by temporary shades that we transform with custom wood blinds!

On to the living room, which also has its windows covered with temporary shades, but not for long! Look how great they are with custom wood blinds! From there we make our way into a tiny bathroom with a cute little window above the toilet, which also looks great when you see it covered with a custom wood blind!

Up the stairwell with two large uncovered windows that also benefit from custom wood blinds. Finally, we enter a bedroom with an uncovered window and door that leads out to a deck. Voila! Custom room-darkening honeycomb shades provide the right amount of privacy and light control!

To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Cellular Shades Home Decor Honeycomb Shades Job of the Week Light Control Privacy Window Treatments Wood Blinds Woven Wood Shades

Mar 30, 2017

Wood Blinds and Pirouette Shades in a New Home

JOB OF THE WEEK: March 30, 2017

See your home in a new light!

This time we've installed wood blinds (white and stained) and lovely pirouettes in a new home! A few shots of the finished work are below the video...

 To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Pirouette Shades Valances Window Treatments Wood Blinds

Feb 16, 2017

Wood Blinds, Café Shutters, and Sheer Drapes

JOB OF THE WEEK: February 16, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Check out these before & after photos of white wood blinds, stained wood blinds, cafe shutters, and sheer drapery that we installed in a Jersey Shore home!

 To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Cafe Shutters Drapery Home Decor Job of the Week Window Treatments Wood Blinds

Jan 26, 2017

White Wood Blinds, Shutters, and Café Shutters

JOB OF THE WEEK: January 26, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Check out this slideshow of before & after photos from a recent job where we installed white wood blinds, white wood plantation shutters, and white café shutters to enhance the style of this lovely home!

 To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Plantation Shutters Window Treatments Wood Blinds

Jan 4, 2017

White Wood Blinds and Roller Shades

JOB OF THE WEEK: January 5, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Here is a slideshow of before & after photos from a job we were pleased to work on that included white wood blinds in various rooms and roller shades on doors leading to the outside. This is an example of a homeowner calling us before being completely moved in, which we recommend when possible...particularly for motorization jobs. To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Home Decor Job of the Week Roller Shades Window Treatments Wood Blinds

Sep 24, 2012

Choosing Window Treatments: Wood Blinds for a Traditional Look

There are so many choices for window treatments, and we want to help you narrow down what is best for you.  Wood blinds are a classic treatment that are used in many homes and businesses.  We do include faux woods in our description of wood blinds.  There are many color choices available as well as different decorative tape options for added flares of style.  Decorative tapes give you the option to change throughout different rooms so that yo are keeping consistency in your treatment, but adding a bit of personality to each room.  These treatments are very easy to clean and last for many years.  You have the option for standard cording or a cordless feature, depending upon which manufacturer you choose.    

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